FST/UCANR Cooperative Extension Specialists Drs. Erin DiCaprio, Linda Harris, and UCANR/Vet School Cooperative Extension Specialist Dr. Alda Pires have organized the California Farm Food Safety E-learning Series in conjunction with the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA). The two-part series focuses on "Biological Soil Amendments of Animal Origin" on Wednesdays in April (7th, 14th, 21st), and "Production Agricultural Water" on Thursdays in May (6th, 13th, 20th). Several speakers will provide short presentations during the two hour sessions and time will be dedicated to answering questions from participants. Pre-registration is required but the E-learning series are free of charge. E-learning sessions will be held online via Zoom.
Biological Soil Amendments of Animal Origin
This E-learning series will provide information about the benefits and risks of applying biological soil amendments of animal origin (BSAAO) during production. This series is tailored to Californians, with specific BSAAO regulatory and enforcement information relevant to California growers. E-learning sessions are held Wednesdays during April 2021, lasting two hours each. Who should attend: Growers, BSAAO producers (composters or soil amendment producers), educators.
Production Agricultural Water
This E-learning series will provide information on risks associated with production agricultural water, current best practices for agricultural water management, treatment options for agricultural water, and updates on the Produce Safety Rule agricultural water testing requirements. This series is tailored to Californians, with specific agricultural water regulatory and enforcement information relevant to California growers. E-learning sessions are held Thursdays during May 2021, lasting two hours each. Who should attend: Growers, regulators, educators.
Please see the California Farm Food Safety E-learning Series webpage or flyer for the list of dates and topics.